Significant changes in business have occurred since the emergence
of the knowledge economy, and those changes are altering the roles
Todays leaders live and work in countries other than their home
country, manage multinational teams, and have customers from all
over the globe. Anyone who is working outside his country of origin
or with others from outside their country of origin needs to
demonstrate an effective blend of global competencies. This is even
more critical for leaders and requires blending cultural
definitions of leadership with multiple geographic influences.
Today, a leader may be from France, working for an Australia-owned
company and living in China. In my case, I am an American who
relocated to India to work for an India-owned company.
The leadership techniques I had used weren't working for me in this
part of the world. As I struggled with my own learning curve, I
realized that many other people were embarking on the same type of
leadership journey as I was.